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Does anyone else have an odd dark notch in the headlight low beam?

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Is it normal for my low beams to have a V shaped shadow? It’s been annoying me since I got my 2019 GT2 last March. It moves with the steering and covers the center stripe of the road so much it interferes with my ability to follow curves at night.

I tried to get a picture of it but it seems the notch varies with speed and maybe other factors. Its usually much bigger and the top edge of my beam seems much lower when I’m noticing it.




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Yes, if ur in garage close you will see it much better, it's the top piece over the lense, is designed that way.


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Wait, thought u were talking about the nouches at top of beam, sorry, never noticed that before but will look tomorrow


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That notch is the separation between your headlights and your driver side headlight will be a little lower then your passenger side. The resend they do that is, why you have the car on low beams you don't blind on coming cars but you can still see far ahead.
 
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That drives me crazy! It's so distracting to me. It wouldn't be so bad if if stayed centered but it moves as you turn and I can't not notice it.
 

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I haven't noticed it, I don't pay attention to my lights, I'm looking out for all the idiots on the road.
 

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It bothered me at first but then I just got used to it
 

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Doesn't bother me either and more importantly it prevents blinding incoming traffic.

The notch is there from the factory to prevent light bleed and potentially blinding other drivers. Them LED lights be too bright :cool:
 
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I was thinking it might be to block light for oncoming cars, but the height of my overall beam pattern is so low it’s just covering the center stripe of the road and I can’t see down the road much at all. The fact it moves around when I’m steering is really distracting too.


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Just asking but is your car at stock height?
 
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Yes, stock height. Haven’t started doing any mods yet.


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Yes, stock height. Haven’t started doing any mods yet.
The reason why I ask is some guys that lower their cars don't reset the headlight height. Check you lights to make sure they're set at the right height from the factory, you never know!
 
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I’ve noticed it, too. 2018 GT2 AWD.


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The headlights on my 2018 Stinger "Premium" are truly annoying - the odd notch being the one thing, however the absence of side-to-side adjustment and the "spotlight" they project into the trees with the highbeams is crazy. The right (passenger side) beam projects to the left, into oncoming traffic. Several visits to the dealer later, I was told this was normal !! The spotlight projected up at about a 15-20 angle into the trees is just useless.
 
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I notice the V-notch everytime i drive at night. I have grown to ignore it.

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Welcome aboard @tkb
 


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